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Nice installation! Sure looks like factory.

Custom Mounting / Re: Interesting mounting option
« on: August 29, 2012, 02:40:57 PM »
Looks smoother now!

Hm, being right handed (and not having any useful space on the left of the cockpit), would not work for me. After years, still working on a "right" mount.


General Discussion / Re: Ultragauge Screen on and off
« on: July 27, 2011, 09:34:51 AM »
Had a similar issue on the same vehicle, 2001 Ford F-150.

Screen came on and off during driving all by itself. Checked everything.

Found out by incident that the ground wire from the alternator, which is mounted to the transmission, had a bad ground.

Took it off, cleaned it, put it back on and now the screen stays on. It does flicker for a fraction of a second occasionally (rather rarely), but that's it.


General Discussion / Re: Just wanna say...
« on: July 27, 2011, 09:31:10 AM »
I agree.

As another poster said a long time ago, I hope they don't mess up the Gauge with features no normal human being needs.

It only makes the device more cluttered and more expensive.

Metric feature would be nice. If they ad too much, I order a few of the "old" ones I guess.


General Discussion / Re: Firmware flash
« on: July 27, 2011, 09:25:07 AM »
I suppose the Europe means UK  :)
Take my posts as a feedback why I will not hasten to buy an early version.
Europe = Germany, Poland, England, Norway, and Ireland.

I just have to reply:

Europe is one of the world's seven continents.

The European Union is an economic and political union of 27 member states.

It can be that UltraGauges testers are in those 5 countries only and they define that as Europe, but then please state it clearly. It hurts educated people to see postings like that.


Take a look at the support page topics  "Metric" and "Manufacturer specific gauges"

Well, finally there is a approximate date in it. Yet not specific, so I guess I rather wait.

I am ready to order another one.

But I do not want to buy it now and then find out 4 weeks later that a newer version came out (i.e. with metric).

Admin, can you give us a basic time-frame on when you think a newer version will be available?

Thank you!

General Discussion / Re: My UG doesn´t start!
« on: March 22, 2011, 08:27:33 AM »
That was a sarcastic comment on my side, in case you didn't notice. ::)

Wait for the Admin to response, they are usually very quick. Did you try to "force the protocol"?


General Discussion / Re: My UG doesn´t start!
« on: March 21, 2011, 09:08:44 AM »
Oh boy, if you are doing a similar thing to your Ultra-Gauge, no wonder it wont work.

Why posting the same issue 3 times? That "kills" the best system.


General Discussion / Re: DTE
« on: March 17, 2011, 09:28:21 AM »
BIGxxx, I had the same issue, and the other way around (15 of 35 gallon used and DTE was still up to 500 miles :o).

Only way I got around it was to do a recalibration and resetting the MPG/GPH. As far as I remember, I had to do it at least 2 times.


General Discussion / Re: MPG Calibration Procedure
« on: March 17, 2011, 09:24:04 AM »
PGPxxx, I had the same issue.

You have to do the calibration BEFORE the fill up. Otherwise the gauge uses the calibration factor stored.


General Discussion / Re: automatic calibration for mpg?
« on: March 17, 2011, 09:20:13 AM »
MORxxx, you are lucky, you seem to have a fuel level sensor which recognizes that you filled up.

I do not, and also have to do the calibration of MPG BEFORE I manually tell the gauge that a fill up occurred. Otherwise the system will use the current calibration factor stored and you have to wait till the next fill up.


General Discussion / Ultra-Gauge temporarily out of stock
« on: February 25, 2011, 07:07:05 AM »
"Due to unprecedented demand ...".

Congratulations Ultra-Gauge! Sounds like business is picking up. I wait with my next order then, maybe I can get the update with metric support at the same time.


General Discussion / Re: Oil pressure
« on: February 23, 2011, 10:28:38 AM »
Yep, same on most Fords, a fancy oil pressure gauge but powered by a simple switch.

I can live without it. Would be nice to have, but I personally prefer a round gauge, a needle moving withing a range, am not a fan of digital.


General Discussion / Re: Sweet unit for 2010 Hyundai Accent
« on: January 31, 2011, 07:27:37 AM »
HONDxxx, thanks for posting the picture. This is a good idea where to mount the UltraGauge.

I am still looking for a place to put mine in or on, I have some space in the instrument cluster, and your idea might just be it. Good job!


Well, I might be step further.

Just finished another 1,000 mile trip. I got so tired of the DTE and Fuel Level gauge that I reset (zero all and recalibrating) the whole thing.

I have not done the 2nd fill up (with actual number of gallons filled) yet, but it already appears that the information displayed is way more accurate. Now if multiple the average miles per gallon with the fuel level, I get a DTE which pretty much matches what the gauge says.

So hopefully this did the trick. Will post the outcome.


Thank you for the clarification.

I always perform a calibration when filling up, UltraGauge is always way off. I actually spent the time to write down what it displayed. And did a mileage calibration as well, just to be sure.

At the last fill up, I put 28.6 gallons in. With a 35 gallon tank, that would mean 6.4 gallon were left, with 16.8 average MPG the DTE would have to be 107.5 miles. Ultra-Gauge showed DTE of 212.7 miles and a tank level of 13.8 gallons.

This is simple mathematics, don't know why the gauge can't keep up with it. Our main vehicle uses a MAF sensor which is supposedly the more accurate one.


General Discussion / Re: Possible to hook up dual Ultra-gauges...
« on: January 19, 2011, 06:04:03 PM »
I had a ScanGaugeII and the UltraGauge hooked up simultaneously and had no issues. Except that the ScanGauge was acting up the same way it did when plugged in by itself before. The UltraGauge worked fine, always.


Thank you.

I understand that there might be differences especially when mixing or switching fuel types. However, if I perform the calibration (fuel used/pumped) every time and solely use i.e. E85, the data should be accurate, right?

You also might want to add that after performing pt. 3 (entering the actual amount of gallons used) you still have to enter the tank fill up (or press the up key). Entering the fuel used does not reset the fuel level, tried it many times.


When you say "recalibrate UG", what part will I have to recalibrate? The actual gallons used/pumped when filling up to compensate, or something else?

Thank you for your input.


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